A railway operator in southern Japan says thousands of entries of customer data have been leaked from a website linked to a luxury train service, and some of the stolen credit card information has been the target of fraud.
Kyushu Railway Company says the website for Seven Star Gallery, which sells wines and food served on the Seven Stars Kyushu luxury train, was hacked.
The company says information including names, addresses and telephone numbers of nearly 8,000 registered customers were obtained. Of these, 2,800 had their credit card numbers, expiry dates and security codes stolen.
The operator says it shut down the website last month, contacted police and sent a written apology to the customers who may have been affected by the hack.
Kyushu Railway President Hiroyuki Fukunaga apologized for the trouble and says the company will take steps to ensure that similar problems won't recur.